Author: krisswrites

How to Cope When You Can’t Cope

When depression is weighing you down, it feels like you can’t do a damn thing. Cooking, cleaning, bathing, eating, working, adulting, nothing. But you know you have to. Deep down inside, you know. But how do you cope when you can’t cope? You’re tempted to force your way through. You know it won’t do much […]

Improving self-esteem by controlling the voices in your head

I’m freakin’ awesome. (And I bet you are, too!) But there are still times when my self-esteem isn’t all I’d like it to be. Times when fear and doubt and anxiety and confusion and panic and brain fog all conspire to make me feel less than. Less than great. Less than good. Less than freakin’ awesome. […]

Even Bad Meditation is Good for You

If you care at all about self-care, you’ve probably been run over by the meditation bandwagon. Meditating will make you happy. Meditating will keep you calm. Meditating will put you in tune with your core self. Meditating will help you achieve inner peace. Or world peace. Or Reese’s Pieces. Or something like that. (Reese’s Pieces…. […]

A Flash of Unexpected Self-Esteem

If you’ve known me for any amount of time, you know that I’ve always struggled with the unholy trinity of poor self-esteem, anxiety, and perfectionism. It’s a perfect storm of negative self-talk and self-denigration. It’s been so bad at times that I’ve found myself saying things to myself that I wouldn’t say out loud to […]

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